Sunil Narine is mainly a spinner. All the name and fame this Caribbean has achieved on course to his short career has been because of his bowling prowess. But in the ongoing 10th season of the VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL), the cricket world is getting to see him in a new role – as a full-fledged batsman, and that too in the opening position. And the main point is, he isn’t doing bad either. Rather he is entertaining the spectators with fours and sixes. And by doing so, he now also holds a great record to his name. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ গেইলকে হটিয়ে শীর্ষে সুনিল নারাইন]
In the ongoing season, Narine has so far scored 137 runs for Kolkata Knight Riders prior to their battle against Delhi Daredevils at the iconic Eden Gardens on Friday. And of those 137 runs, 122 have come from boundaries; and that makes him the leading batsman to have hit the most percentage of runs through boundaries. He has so far scored 89% of his runs courtesy boundaries, which is best in this IPL. [Read also: Afridi says no to farewell]
Australian ‘big show’ Glenn Maxwell is in the next position. The Kings XI Punjab captain has 78% of his runs from boundaries, while Royal Challengers Bangalore power hitter Chris Gayle has found 76% of his runs from boundaries. Gujarat Lions batsman Aaron Finch (74%) and Mumbai Indians’ English recruit Jos Buttler (73%) are in next two slots.
The statistics have been calculated for the batsmen with at least 100 runs only.
– Jannatul Naym Pieal, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com